Latest News from CQA

Tuesday, 2 April, 2019 - 17:28
CQA Staff Photo Competition

CQA International is running its annual Staff Photo Competition.

Head over to to view all of the shortlisted entries from 2018 projects worked on by CQA Staff and vote for your favorite.

Tuesday, 2 April, 2019 - 16:29
Join the Team - We're Recruiting!

Where would you like your career to take you?

In 2018 CQA International undertook multiple projects in no less than 10 different countries spread over 3 Continents.

And as part of our ongoing expansion we are looking to expand the team.

Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Do you crave adventure? Do you want a role which provides you with not just technical challenges, but lets you see the world?
If so then CQA are looking for a strong geotechnical engineer to join the team. Ideally yo will have a Master's level degree and the desire to succeed in a dynamic and fast paced company where you will lead on projects and get to define your chosen path in life.

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer - Internship
We all have to start somewhere and this will form the basis of the Senior level role described above. If you crave the wider world and want to work on projects that can make huge positive environmental impacts accross the UK, Europe, the Caucuses, the Middle East, Africa and Asia then watch this sapce as we will shortly be recruiting for an Intern with a view to Permanent Employment.

Office Administrator
If you are the organised type that can can assist with managing tasks for the team, knows their way around MS Office (to an above average level), can undertake basic accounts and function as a PA to directors then we would love to speak to you.
The role will be varied, is 25 hours/week and hours are flexible.
Experience of working within a consultancy, accounting or engineering environment would be an advantage

If you would like to find out more details on any of the above roles please contact Darren Bland to discuss further.

Tuesday, 2 April, 2019 - 16:13
CQA International becomes a member & committee member of the IGS UK

CQA are pleased to announce that they are now corporate sponsors of the International Geosynthetics Committee UK Chapter (IGS UK).

In addition, Darren Bland will join the committee for 2019 where his experience gained working on Containment Engineering projects within Waste Management, Mining and Energy sectors on projects across the globe will be harnessed.

For more information on the IGS UK please visit their website where you will find a wealth of information, dates for forthcoming technical presentations, research, news and information on how to join also.

Tuesday, 2 April, 2019 - 16:00
Waste Water Treatment Plant on Google Earth

CQA undertook a turnkey design build project for a food producer in Yorkshire with the works being completed in January 2018, however only recently has Google Earth been updated to show it in all its glory.

The project was one of the first of its kind where CQA designed a wholly bespoke containment system to allow a low cost and low visual impact system to be constructed. Furthermore, compared to a traditional concrete structure it allowed the system to be constructed in a 4 month window (between September & January) over a fairly dreadful period of weather, when compared to a traditional system it was not only less than half the cost but took much less than half the time to complete.

The containment system comprised a triple composite lining system, utilising NAUE Bentofix X2 coated GCL to prevent cation exchange, and a full leak detection system.

CQA undertook all design, project management, civil's and earthworks construction and landscaping, with Greener Waste Technology and Adaptive Controls designing and installing the fully automated monitoring system.

12 months on from completion and the system is working flawlessly meeting its discharge consents without fail.

We hope you agree its a thorough & tidy job. Please feel free to contact us for further details.

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 - 16:22
Largest Hazardous Waste Landfill in Middle East

The largest hazardous waste landfill in Middle East has been officially closed with members of the UN and Kuwait Oil Company Senior Staff visiting the site to inspect the completed works. The landfill which is the largest haxzardous waste landfill in the region holds over 2,000,000m3 of oil contaminated sand which has been removed from oil lakes as part of the worlds largest remediation project referred to as KERP (Kuwait Environmental Remediation Programme).

Construction of the facility was undertaken between 2014 and 2015 with closure works taking place in autumn 2017. The landfill is designed to international standards and comprises a double composite geosynthetic lining system along with and mineral lining system. The facility is fully capped and restored to prevent any ingress of water or escape of vapor and comes complete with a bio-filter system to allow natural venting and scrubbing of any releases in a controlled and managed way.